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Peroxisomal ATP-binding cassette transporter COMATOSE and the multifunctional protein ABNORMAL INFLORESCENCE MERISTEM are required for the production of benzoylated metabolites in Arabidopsis seeds

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Bussell, JD and Reichelt, M and Wiszniewski, AAG and Gershenzon, J and Smith, SM, Peroxisomal ATP-binding cassette transporter COMATOSE and the multifunctional protein ABNORMAL INFLORESCENCE MERISTEM are required for the production of benzoylated metabolites in Arabidopsis seeds, Plant Physiology, 164, (1) pp. 48-54. ISSN 0032-0889 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 American Society of Plant Biologists

DOI: doi:10.1104/pp.113.229807

Abstract

Secondary metabolites derived from benzoic acid (BA) are of central importance in the interactions of plants with pests, pathogens, and symbionts and are potentially important in plant development. Peroxisomal β-oxidation has recently been shown to contribute to BA biosynthesis in plants, but not all of the enzymes involved have been defined. In this report, we demonstrate that the peroxisomal ATP-binding cassette transporter COMATOSE is required for the accumulation of benzoylated secondary metabolites in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) seeds, including benzoylated glucosinolates and substituted hydroxybenzoylcholines. The ABNORMAL INFLORESCENCE MERISTEM protein, one of two multifunctional proteins encoded by Arabidopsis, is essential for the accumulation of these compounds, and MULTIFUNCTIONAL PROTEIN2 contributes to the synthesis of substituted hydroxybenzoylcholines. Of the two major 3-ketoacyl coenzyme A thiolases, KAT2 plays the primary role in BA synthesis. Thus, BA biosynthesis in Arabidopsis employs the same core set of β-oxidation enzymes as in the synthesis of indole-3-acetic acid from indole-3-butyric acid.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:peroxisomal, inflorescence, flowering, arabidopsis
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant Biology
Research Field:Plant Physiology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Author:Smith, SM (Professor Steven Smith)
ID Code:101328
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2015-06-17
Last Modified:2017-11-02
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